Tuesday, 17 August 2010
ViewSonic Reveals Android-Powered VTablet 101 ViewSonic VTablet 101 Shown Off At Beijing Press Conference
conference in Beijing, China.ย The ViewSonic VTablet 101 uses the
Android mobile OS and a Cortex-A9 processor to provide tablet-style
mobile computing at a low price point.
ViewSonic's VTablet 101 runs on the aforementioned Android mobile OS,
first tablet to opt for Google's OS.ย Under the hood, the VTablet is
powered by a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, an NVIDIA Tegra T20 chipset
for graphics and 4GB of built-in storage.ย The unit features an
8.9-inch display with a 1024×800 resolution that is capable of 3D
graphics.ย The Cortex A9 processor and NVIDIA Tegra T20 give the
ViewSonic VTablet the same processing punch as an iPhone, but with a
tablet-sized touchscreen and an Android heartbeat.
The ViewSonic VTablet 101 is a late entrant in tablet pc news after the
tablet-focused buzz of CES 2010.ย While Apple has yet to reveal their
tablet device, the fact that ViewSonic missed CES is curious, but not
consequential.ย In terms of functionality, this device doesn't bring
new features that stand out in contrast to other tablets– aside
from its price.ย The ViewSonic VTablet 101 is suggested to be priced at
$441, while shipping dates have not yet been released.